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valley. frederick along with gaithersburg at 63. 71 in southern maryland. easton, tappahannock, annapolis at 70. we sit at a very comfortable 69. as far as today is concerned, short sleeves, going to be a good day to be outside. clearly an outdoor recess day for the kids with highs mid to upper 80s. might even tickle the 90 degree mark as we go down toward tappahannock. that's a look at weather. now we're moving over to timesaver traffic. and we're going to tell you, we've got a green light to start this morning. so far, no incidents around the area. we'll try to keep that going. let's take an overall look at the area. we'll zoom in toward the outer loop in maryland. no problems here. that's route 29. and colesville road. you see there on the traffic cameras how things are moving nicely. back to the overall view of the area, this time, we'll head north. 270 in maryland. lots of green. cars, we like seeing that. southbound through clarksburg, germantown. here is the picture. father hurley moving south. clear running down toward the
split on the beltway. one more, father hurley boulevard. we've got a look at some of your travel times now. 295 up to route 50 in the district, that's a 5 minute ride. we'll see you again at 5:09 with more timesaver traffic. mike and andrea, back to you. an activist group says it now has proof of a cover-up at fort detrick in frederick, maryland. >> today, they're announcing new legal action accusing fort detrick of destroying evidence related to their investigation of cancer cases. near the campus. 9news now reporter surae chinn is at the site of today's announcement. she has more on the legal action. surae, good morning. >> good morning to you. the announcement will be made here at the w hotel here in the district later on today. by the activist group from frederick, maryland. they are putting together a lawsuit. that's what the announcement
will be made later on today about a cover-up linking the government to an alleged cancer cluster. they also say that they have explosive new information that workers at fort detrick were ordered to destroy evidence. the cross family lived on lake coventry driver into fort detrick area for ten years in frederick, maryland. a place with a history of contamination. debra cross talked with 9news now before she died of cancer last november. >> my left kidney was totally one big tumor. and then they saw it had metastasized. my daughter passed away two years ago from a brain tumor. >> the second daughter also has cancer. ovarian cancer. the activist group will be making the announcement at 1:00 this afternoon where we're expected to see specific evidence in an affidavit where fort detrick workers say that
they were ordered to destroy evidence of pollution. mike, andrea? >> surae, debra cross' family believes in this cancer cluster. is there any evidence about something like that? >> reporter: well, i've covered cancer clusters before. some of you may know it is very, very difficult to prove there is a cancer cluster. it usually goes on for many, many years if not decades and that is what is happening here in frederick, maryland. but there are studies that show that 1300 people in and around fort detrick are affected some of the pollution and a state senator is now getting involved. he will be asking a congressional investigation to look into some of these new allegations and hopefully this new legal lawsuit will help victims find the answers they've been looking for. mike, andrea? >> surae chinn with an update from northwest washington. thank you. >> it looks like the woman accused in the lululemon athletica murder will not get to use the insanity defense.
brittany norwood's attorneys missed a deadline to file the necessary court papers. she's set to go on trial next month for the murder of her coworker jayna murray. police say norwood killed murray inside the bethesda yoga store and tried to cover up the crime by claiming she was also attacked. the man who represented casey anthony in her trial has now been hired apparently to help a gaithersburg businessman, gary giordano. fox news is reporting jose byaz is interviewing witnesses in aruba. giordano is being held in the disappearance of a travel companion, robyn gardner. they believe giordano killed gardner. giordano denies it. he said gardner vanished while the two were snorkeling. >> republicans have extended their majority in the house by one seat. retired media executive bob turner won a special election in new york's heavily democratic ninth congressional district. he's taking the seat formerly
held by anthony weiner who resigned this summer in a sexting scandal. stephanie rawlings blake is all but certain to be elected as baltimore's mayor this november. she won the democratic primary last night in a city where only 10% of registered voters are republicans. rawlings blake became mayor when dixon resigned after a conviction for embezzling gift cards. the two top candidates in the west virginia governor's race appeared in their final debate last night. acting governor earl ray tomlin, a democrat, came under attack from republican bill maloney who says jobs have been lost on tomlin's watch. the october 4th special election will determine the replacement for former governor joe mansion who now hosts the -- holds the seat held by robert burns. >> it is time for the latest "your money" report. >> jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. can we count on a third up day? >> it would be nice, wouldn't it? >> really hoping to build on
yesterday's gains on wall street. today remains to be seen and could hinge on new retail sales data out this morning. we'll find out just how willing consumers have been to shop lately. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 11,105. nasdaq up by 37 points. and the s&p 500 was up by 10. britain nextel hopes apple's new iphone will snag new customers. wireless provider plans to offer an unlimited data plan for the much anticipated device starting next month. the advantage for sprint, it will be the only wireless carrier to offer a flat fee unlimited data plan for the popular phone. and the famous easy bake oven is getting a modern makeover after bake up teeny treats. the move to phase out the incandescent bulb, it uses a
100 watt bulb to cook and now it will use a heating element more like the traditional oven. >> it will still be easy. >> yes. >> it will heat evenly. >> you still can't touch the heating element like you can't touch the bulb. >> we made cookies all the time. what do you have in the next 30 minutes? >> one group of workers in the washington area about to get a raise for the first time in three years. >> come on, really? >> a raise? >> wow. >> who knew. >> thanks, jess. >> next, cancer one of the most feared diseases. >> the results of a new study are offering some hope for people in the early stages of alzheimer's. more on that coming up next. >> the american hikers detained in iran for two years could be headed home within hours. we'll be right back.
get ready for one last gasp of summer. well up into the 80s. this morning, we're in the 60s. looking at the day planner, nice warm lunch hour with temperatures climbing from the upper 70s into the low, even mid 80s. by 3:00, upper 80s. a slight chance we could see a storm before the day is out. a slightly better chance for rain on thursday. more on that coming up in a few minutes. right now, we'll switch gears. tell you about timesaver traffic. monika is off today. we're taking a ride on route 50 inbound here and things are looking good. you see the green cars there as we're coming up past 97 as we approach the beltway this morning. right now, at least things are
fairly quiet. next traffic hit, we'll take a look at the virginia commute. that's coming up at 5:17. mike and andrea? >> making news now at 5:10, the afghan government says the insurgents in kabul has ended with the deaths of all of the attackers. the assault started about this time yesterday with the insurgents firing rockets toward the u.s. embassy. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attacks. no u.s. or nato personnel were injured. two american hikers jailed in iran for more than two years could be free soon. an iranian court set half a million dollars as bail. a third hiker sara shourd was released on bail last year. there is more hope for people diagnosed with early stage alzheimer's. researchers found patients who received an insulin nasal spray saw improvement in their memory and brain function. however, the small scale study will have to be expanded before
the alzheimer's insulin drug can be developed. maryland fans have more to look forward than just the football game this weekend. they'll also get to check out a new uniform combination. that story is coming up at 5:49. >> at 5:33, new census figures revealed just how many americans are now living in poverty. and next at 5:14, howard says this is the last time we'll see the 80s for awhile. we'll be right back. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com.
our time is 5:14. it is going to be a great day weatherwise and maybe on the road, we'll find out both right now from howard bernstein. >> monika, a little under the weather. i'm doing a little double duty today. good morning to you. thanks for being here on this fine wednesday. perhaps the last gas of summer as temperatures will shoot up well into the 80s before a front that's due tomorrow. that will knock us back to reality here. maybe below reality as we head toward friday. here's a look at your momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. very pleasant out there. we do have a patch of fog out toward warrenton and culpepper. much of it mainly clear with temps running from the mid-60s to the low and mid-70s over the next couple of hours. our sunrise coming up at about
6:48. let's talk today. it is going to be a nice one. sunshine. we start in the upper 60s. winds will be southwest to southerly. that's a warm breeze for us. return to the south. only about 5 miles per hour. still in the low 80s. this afternoon at 4:00, 87. isolated, stray, whichever word you like better. t-storm this afternoon. most of us stay dry. winds south-southwest, 5, 10 miles per hour. at 8:00, still holding on to 81. evening plans, i think they'll be pretty comfortable around here. definitely, short sleeves or sleeveless when you're thinking about what to wear to work or school. showers and storms move through pennsylvania and new york overnight. right now, it is all quiet and comfortable. got 68 in bowie. 67 in baden. 63 for fort belvoir. mid-60s in centreville. lovettsville one of the cool spot as usual. 61. bethesda this morning, 65. columbia this morning, 64. officially though in washington, 69 with clear skies. dew point is 64.
the relative humidity, 84%. and our winds light southwest at 3. showing you national temperatures because it is in the low 40s in bismarck with some 30s now across parts of northern minnesota. this pool of colder air moving southeast. we'll start to get into some of that though as we head in toward tomorrow night friday and over the weekend. south of that though, lots of showers and storms across nebraska and oklahoma and extreme north texas. we need it farther south than texas. not happening right now. this low pressure moving east through southern canada. that is going to drag that colder air our way. we'll have a nice cooldown here. a chance for a few showers as we head into late today. there is a front to our north and west. it will have a tough time pushing through until a second front passes up with it. it will be coming through tomorrow. tomorrow, we'll increase the rain chances. only a slight chance this afternoon of a thunderstorm with highs in the upper 80s.
60s tonight. 77 tomorrow. a little breezy out of the north. a couple of showers as well and then a cool friday. only in the 60s to near 70. your weekend looks great with high temperatures saturday around 70. good for the terps and good for the 'skins on sunday. still nice on monday as we look for a high of 76. that's weather. let's go over to timesaver traffic. right now, we still have the green light on. things are still relatively quiet. we're going to go and look at virginia right now on the overview there. want to show you as we zoom in toward i-66 in virginia. looking real fine right now. manassas toward centreville. i-66. traffic flowing very, very nicely. we'll go back to the big map here and we're going to take you down to i-95 now. south side of virginia. we're starting to see some of the volume building from dale city up toward lorton there as the rush northbound starts to take shape. your travel times this morning starting in maryland. switch graphics to the trav
times. there they go. i-495, route 216 and 95. 95 to 270 there on the outer loop. that's still running green about 10 minutes there. on 270, take the spur to 495, no problem. three minutes. we're getting word of an incident developing in maryland. i'll have more on that at 5:24 with your next timesaver traffic. mike and andrea, back to you. you've probably seen the signs pointing out that what runs into your storm drain winds up in the chesapeake bay. >> here's the proof. regarding flooding from the storms irene and lee, all kinds of nasty stuff is washing downstream and into the bay. tons of junk floating in the water. maryland natural resource police say there is all kinds of toxins in there as well. but nothing they can really contain and scoop out. a redskins rookie is recognized for his efforts on sunday. >> plus, the nationals win one from the next team ahead of them in the division standing.
highlights coming up in sports. >> first, a time to look at the question of the morning. >> what percentage of women say they will allow their significant other to watch three complete football games for a week? >> here's a response posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. brie stevens wrote where is d, 100%? leave your guess and comments. we'll reveal the answer later this morning. for a great vacation you can't beat mississippi. sure you can, it's called louisiana. hang on, florida's where folk's want to be. that's only until they get a taste of alabama hospitality. we can't agree on which state's best, but we can agree on one thing, wherever you vacation in the gulf, you'll have a great time. great seafood, beautiful beaches and fun for the whole family.
we've got intimate bed and breakfast right on the water. cafe's with views of the gulf. go blue water fishing, ride a kayak, or just enjoy the world's best weather and soak up the world's best sun. we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. and we are 100% open for business. you mean 100% open for fun. here in the best part of the gulf. louisiana, florida, alabama, mississippi. this could go on for a while.
it is going to be a summer- like day today. great day to be outside. upper 60s to low 70s. folks like to run or exercise outside. this afternoon may be too warm for you. 82 for lunch. that looks great. look at the highs this afternoon. mid, even upper 80s toward 3:15. just a stray storm possible today. better chance for showers tonight and tomorrow. mike and andrea? >> washington castles had a perfect season but they could not receive a key to the city. >> plus, the nationals defeat a division rival. brett haber has your highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. if you're disappointed that the
nats have lost 77 games this year and haven't progressed as far as you had hoped, think of how the mets must feel. they've lost 76 games this year and spent $120 million on their payroll to get there. that's more than twice what the nats spent. nats and mets, city field last night. if michael morris isn't the most improved player in baseball this year, i don't know who is. he has 27 home runs. this double. rick ankiel scores. next inning, face up franchise. zimmerman scored salmon. that was your game winner. nats pick up a roady in new york, 3-2. day off yesterday for the redskins. they'll start prepping for the cardinals today. first-round pick, ryan kerrigan nominated for rookie of the week honors. he had five tackles sunday to go with that crucial interception return for a touchdown. across the river yesterday, d.c. mayor gray honoring the washington castles for their world team tennis championship and their perfect 16-0 season.
owner mark, but they could not receive the key to the city because they got the key in 2009 and apparently you can't get it twice. you learned something this morning, didn't you? >> if you're an auburn fan, you know the eagle is sacred. he takes his lap around the stadium before every game. the crowd cheers. hold on a second. somebody windexed the press box glass too finely. old spirit went crashing in beak first. he was fine. perhaps spirit was out tailgating before the game and you can't fly tipsy. that's a quick look at sports this morning. it had a happy ending. don't worry. i'm brett haber. >> put up the little daisy things. >> today, maryland's new football coach will be tweeting some information fans have been waiting for since last week's game. that story is coming up. >> interesting. >> plus, today, activists will announce they have found proof that maryland's fort detrick impeded their investigation when it comes to cancer cases.
howard? >> all right, taking a look at traffic on the inner loop of the beltway at route 210 at indian head highway, fire rescue crews are on the scene of a car fire. watch out for this incident. we'll take another look at this incident and we'll talk about the d.c. roads coming up at 5:29. stick around. you're watching 9news now.
welcome back to 9news now. our time is 5:28 on this wednesday morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for watching. >> i'm mike hydeck. monika is out today having a little day off. mr. howard bernstein is doing double duty. weather and traffic. >> interesting morning for all of us. >> you're doing a great job. >> thanks. we'll keep it going. we have that incident on 210. let's talk about what's happening -- that's on the inner loop -- i've got good information coming my way. let's talk about what's happening weatherwise.
a really nice morning out there. >> just right. temperatures in a good zone in the 60s for the most part. we've got a touch of fog out toward culpepper and warrenton. by noon, 82 degrees. plenty of sunshine. outdoor recess, outdoor lunch. make it happen, people. just don't forget the sunscreen. by 5:00, 86 degrees. straight chance or chance of a stray thunderstorm. rain chances today are fairly low. had storms overnight up to the north. we're clear right now. that visibility issue we were talking about is culpepper and warrenton. visibility past the 3/4 there. for the rest of us, no real problems here and your temps this morning, cumberland, petersburg, stanton in the 50s. low 60s in northern virginia. as you get away from the metro. mid-60s to close to 70 degrees. let's turn the page now to timesaver traffic. we'll start with a yellow light. that is because of that incident that's going on right now down on the inner loop by
route 210. there is a car fire there. so, crews are working on that. we'll start to see if some of the delays build. i imagine they will be doing that when you've got the fire rescue crews putting out a car fire. want to zoom in for a look at the d.c. roads and coming in from northwest, no issues on canal road. nice and quiet at this hour. there goes a lone car or two. we'll come up from the south now. no issues crossing the 11th street bridge with the nice view of the navy yard. your trains this morning, all running on time. when we come back, we'll go back to maryland and of course, take more information, get you more information on the car fire on the inner loop at route 210. that happens at 5:39. mike and andrea? >> one man is dead after a shooting inside a home in beltsville, maryland. >> this happened just after midnight on garrett avenue. police tell us it appears people inside the home got into some sort of dispute when officers got there, one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital but did not survive.
police have spent the morning interviewing witnesses on the case. they're still doing that. >> on maryland's eastern shore, the kent county sheriff's department is looking for a stolen gasoline tanker. it appears the fuel truck was taken from a secure lot in warton, maryland. the ten wheel truck owned by alger oil incorporated was carrying more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline. a group of activists that spent years demanding answers from fort detrick now claims to have a smoking gun in the case. they've been investigating whether or not chemicals tested near the fort in maryland caused cancer outbreaks in surrounding communities. 9news now reporter surae chinn joins us live with more on that story and what they claim to have. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. for years, cancer victims had been fighting their cause and fighting for their lives. now they believe that they have a solid case of an alleged cover-up at fort detrick of a cancer cluster there. and now they're bringing this lawsuit and they'll be making this announcement later on
today right here at the w hotel. they are also expected to release affidavits spelling out this evidence that fort detrick workers were ordered to destroy evidence. cancer victims and their families believe the hundreds who have gotten sick and have cancer comes from fort detrick. pollution and the army which runs the facility. the health department says studies are inconclusive but state senator c. anthony muse will now ask for a congressional investigation. >> 1300 families we can count for through studies that have been affected by -- within a certain area, within a certain radius of the fort detrick area. what i have seen is a government including our state government who are saying we're not prepared to go any further to look at it and i think that's a disservice. >> reporter: fort detrick has spent millions to clean up the pollution and they have not denied there were what they call slightly higher than average levels of contamination
and pollution in the residential water wells. but now, there is one activist group claiming explosive information of a cover-up and that is definitely not what the government has admitted to. we're expected to have this meeting here at 1:00 this afternoon. the government has not returned any of our calls. back to you. thank you, surae live in northwest this morning. school administrators in caroline county are washing parent about two cases of meningitis. a student has viral meningitis which is not contagious. however the other student at caroline middle school has bacterial meningitis which can be spread through close contact. the rappahannock area says the risk is minimal but they're identifying students who may have come in contact with these kids and they're trying to test them for possible treatments. wearing a mask in virginia on any other day besides halloween is illegal.
under a 1960 state law, wearing masks in public is a felony which carries a five year sentence. the law was originally written to target klan members there. is new concern the law does not allow for religious exemption. under the wording of the law, muslim women who may cover their face are technically breaking a state law. the percentage of americans living in poverty has reached its highest level in more than 50 years. this afternoon, the raburn house building, the out of power poverty caucus will respond to these new census findings. one in six americans or 46 million people are living below the poverty line. last year, that was defined as a family of four with a maximum yearly income of $22,000. >> it is important that we try to take whatever steps we can to help get things back on track and certainly cut back the programs that help americans. another alarming statistic, the number of americans without
health insurance is now up to 50 million people. the figure was taken before the implementation of president obama's healthcare reform. time for another "your money" report. >> jessica is here and paychecks are going up for people in one part of our region. >> that's right. we're talk being about fairfax county. workers there about to get their first pay bump in 30 years. a 2% raise starting september 24th. the raises will be paid out of the county's unexpected $104 million budget surplus. supervisors considered giving workers a larger raise but scaled it back because the county likely faces another budget shortfall next year. county workers were used to getting 5% annual raises until the board in 2009. >> google has launched a new flight search service. when a user searches for flight information like flights from new york to chicago, a flight blink will appear on the left side of google's search page.
you'll find prices and the like. and several local universities and colleges were featured prominently on "u.s. news & world report"'s annual ranking. harvard finished first on the list. johns hopkins in baltimore came in 13th here in the d.c. area. georgetown ranked highest at 22nd. george washington university, 50th. followed by university of maryland at 55. au at 82nd. howard university at 115th and catholic at 119th. the top of the list, harvard, princeton, yale, columbia and the university of chicago. caltech, mit stanford. >> they bunched a bunch of schools together. i guess they had trouble making decisions after number four. >> and the pride of the university of chicago. you're with us. >> what can i say? >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> humble, too. >> it is all me. ha. i thank the academy. >> today, you can read previously unreleased
>> outside on the weather terrace enjoying this fine wednesday morning. light winds, clear skies. temperatures in the 60s and just that touch of fog out toward warrenton and culpepper. good-looking day planner. don't forget the sunscreen. you can still burn this time of year. by noon, you'll need it for sure with temperatures in the low 80s. we'll top out in the upper 80s. a slight chance we'll see a thunderstorm by 6:00. temperatures still in the mid- 80s. we'll come back and talk more about what you can expect as we head toward the weekend. right now, we're changing gears going to timesaver traffic. the biggest incident we're watching this morning, out on
the inner loop at route 210, indian head highway. there has been a car fire. crews are on the scene. so far, traffic seems to be flowing pretty well around that. next timesaver traffic, we'll talk about the maryland commute. that's coming up at 5:47. mike and andrea. >> today, a new side of jackie kennedy is coming to light. her daughter, caroline is releasing a book called jacqueline kennedy, historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy. the book includes never before released tapes that mrs. kennedy recorded months after her husband's assassination. among the surprising revelations, mrs. kennedy criticizes her husband's successor, lyndon b. johnson, even civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. >> how would you like a sneak peek at a new exhibit at the national gallery of art? the display called the invention of glory alfonso iv and tapestries. considered some of the finest gothic tapestries in existence. they're on loan from the collegiate church of our lady of the assumption in pastrana,
spain. it is in the east building and will be on display from this sunday through early january. >> beautiful. >> there are wildfire problems in a new region of the country. that story is coming up. >> plus, those new uniforms worked against miami. today, we'll learn how maryland will dress for this week's game against west virginia. >> 5:41. let's see who's celebrating a birthday today. he played on the original star trek. koenig is 75. larry brown is 71. he was riley ace in jurassic park. sam neill is 64. actress faith ford is 47. russian president dmitri medvedev is 46. writer director actor perry turns 42 today. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china,
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howard bernstein is here to start us off with the weather and take us on the road. >> you need the sunscreen and an allergy pill, too. mold spore and trees are still high. the grass pollen is moderate. all of the moisture we've had. my sump pump is still -- lot of ground water. let's get you moving with a look at your momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. it is a good-looking wednesday morning out there with generally clear skies. touch of fog out toward culpepper and warrenton. most temperatures in the 60s. along the bay, southern maryland in the low 70s right now. readville, jan called in, 74 down there right now with sunrise at 6:48. sun will set this afternoon right about 20 after 7:00 p.m. our day planner, expecting lots of sunshine. light southwest winds. 4 miles per hour. 71 degrees at 9:00.
low 80s. winds southwest to southerly, only 5 miles per hour. you can eat outside today. it is a good one for that. mid 80s by 5:00 after we top out 87, 88 with a slight chance for a thunderstorm. most of us stay dry. rain chances up 20%, 30% at most. cumberland is 59. culpepper is 61. 71 at the pax river naval air station. 70 in easton and fredericksburg, down 95, our friends down south, comfortable there as well. 63. on the waters of the potomac, 69. dew point still holding at 64 and a light southwest wind, only 3 miles per hour. there is the contrast in temperatures across the country with 80s in dallas. they've had an incredible summer of heat. to the north now, we start to see the first real signs of autumnal push. bismarck, 41. lots of 30s across northern minnesota headed up toward winnipeg. that's all moving south and east. even chicago and detroit down in the very comfortable 50s. you can see the cold air is coming down.
ahead of it, look at all of the moisture gathered in the central and southern plains moving in across st. louis toward southern illinois. heavy showers and storms. there is kind of a two front push coming this way. the first front helping to produce the showers and storms in st. louis. that will be sort of held up as a weak area of low pressure rides up. we're warm. isolated shower or storm is all we'll be looking at. as we head into tomorrow, here comes the front sliding through early with a few showers north and west. during the day, we'll watch out potentially for a couple of showers. isolated rumble of thunder. cool air will take over late tomorrow into friday and you won't be wearing sleeveless. you'll need the long sleeves through the end of the week. 88 today. isolated thunderstorms. tonight, we're in the 60s. tomorrow only in the 70s. we lose about 10 degrees tomorrow. friday, only in the upper 60s to near 70. it will be real pleasant. the weekend, you have plans this weekend outside?
fantastic! 70 degrees on saturday and 74 degrees on sunday. monika's out today. so, we're look at timesaver traffic right now. i'll take over here. want to start you off with a yellow light because of an incident going on on the inner loop at 210. we've had a car fire there. we're watching that. crews are on the scene as well. want to get you an overview now. we'll talk about i-495 in maryland. from 95 over to georgia avenue. some of the volume is building but as you see on our traffic cameras right now, things are still flowing pretty well trafficwise. a little bit of volume there. let's zoom out again. we'll take you into 270 coming out of frederick. you see from urbana down as we head toward 109, the usual slowdowns there. father hurley, still moving pretty well. but we're going to watch the volume build here over the next hour or so. and again, that volume frederick to urbana, the virginia travel time on the dulles toll road about six minutes to get down to 495 from
674. on 66 coming in from the fairfax county parkway, 10 minutes to the beltway. dorn street to the wilson bridge looking good at 7 minutes. we'll have another timesaver traffic coming straight up at 6:00 a.m. mike and andrea? >> making news now at 5:49, the latest wildfire problems aren't in texas or california. however, in minnesota and surrounding states, that's where it is. wilderness area has grown to more than 100,000 acres worth of flames. the smoke from that massive fire is being blown into wisconsin and illinois and even creating a haze over chicago. president obama's road trip heads to north carolina today where he'll speak at nc state university in raleigh. yesterday in ohio, the president told a crowd his jobs plan would create tens of thousands of construction jobs in that state alone. the package has a price tag of nearly $450 billion. a teenager has turned himself in to police in san diego saying he is the would- be robber who walked into a 7- eleven store dressed as gumby.
19-year-old jacob kiss and an accomplice admitted they tried to pull it off but they thought it was a joke. he brought along a gumby costume which remains in police custody. >> later today, maryland coach randy esel plans to release this saturday's uniform combination via twitter. >> the terps will be hosting west virginia after beating miami last week and while some talk is about the mountaineers, dave owens says there's just as much buzz about whether maryland will be dressing to impress again. >> beat west virginia? easier said than done. >> but this is a different team. led by a different coach. a different outfit, you might say and speaking about this, what do they plan on donning this week? >> i'm southern to secrecy. >> surely the signal caller must know or can he give us a hint? >> if i had to pick, probably
the red and white. >> we've got 32 to choose from. they were a splash labor day night when the team went all maryland flag on a national tv audience. some loved them. some hated them. cameron chisholm who sealed the deal -- >> touchdown! >> said it made all of the difference in the world. >> did the uniforms make. >> better qb? >> of course they did. >> felt like superman. >> superman? hmm. chisholm certainly was flying but if this helmet can make an old decrepit washed up athlete like me fly, then you've got something going on. let's check. nah. no luck. oh, well. as for this week, coach did say this. >> i think it is the best combination that we have of the new uniforms that we'll have. >> reporter: but we'll have to wait until saturday. dave owens, 9 sports now. >> just in case you're one of the fans who would love the
maryland new uniforms, ten jerseys and ten helmets from the maryland pride collection are up for auction. the helmets range from $1128 to $1625. the jerseys are between $600 and $1,000. all of the proceeds go toward university athletics. the auction ends monday. it is time to take another look at the question of the morning. >> what percentage of women say they will allow their significant other to watch three complete football games? >> here's a look at a response you posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. terri wrote c, just like children. if he's occupied, i cab have some peace and quiet and do some things just for me. >> just like children. >> log on to facebook.com/wusa9 and leave your response. and we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. >> find out why montel williams has a beef with the salahis.
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saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. we'll see a good deal of sunshine today. by 9:00, 71 degrees. as we head toward the lunch hour, a couple of clouds in the mountains. upper 70s to even 81 in winchester. 82 here and across the bay. this afternoon, mid, even upper 80s. we may just pop one or two showers. look like rain chances fairly low today. we'll pick up a little bit for thursday as cooler air works in. andrea? >> fashion lovers know missoni is the italian fashion house with the distinctive zigzag print. target debuted a low cost missoni line yesterday and demand was so great it shut down target's web site.
in person shoppers didn't fare much better. >> the cashier told us that the minute that they came out with the box, they had a line, women took it before they could even put it out on the shelf. >> our kristin fisher ran along and said she was disappointed to find bare shelves. missoni for target shoes had been put out on another aisle at the greenbelt store. kristin tried two other stores before finding any missoni item at the greenbelt target. the web site is still crashed this morning. one of the latest pageant outfits on toddlers and tiaras has some critics up in arms even calling for the cancellation of the hit tlc show. the show is about child beauty contestants. a recent episode showed a 3- year-old prancing around in a mockup of julia roberts' hooker outfit from the movie "pretty woman." here is a picture of the 3- year-old next to the roberts costume. the child's mother is defending her decision saying the tlc
clip didn't show the second pretty woman outfit her daughter wore which was the classier polka dot dress from the movie. >> hmm. >> we'll see what molly wears for halloween. >> that's not going on in my house. >> it has been almost two years since your favorite people, the salahis crashed the state dinner at the white house. now, their latest controversy, they seem to keep finding them, involves our own web site. the salahis posted an event online called a hollywood oasis on our events page at wusa9.com. their posting said celebrities like montel williams would be there and part of the profits would go to williams' multiple sclerosis foundation. now, montel williams says that's not correct and he sent a cease and desist letter to the salahis saying they never asked for permission to use his name. the event is at salahi's winery which is scheduled for september 24th, even though the property is slated to be auctioned off by the u.s.
bankruptcy court september 18th. it is already his birthday today but tyler perry has more to celebrate. while he may not have leading man status, "forbes" magazine says he leads the pack when it comes to paycheck. the actor, writer, director, producer, made $130 million between may 2010 and may 2011. wow! >> that's austin powers money right there. >> you're watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm mike hydeck. >> i'm andrea roane. howard bernstein is here wearing two hats. starts off the same way every time with weather first. >> monika is a little under the weather. we're hoping she gets back tomorrow very quickly. weatherwise, let's get you started with a look at the day planner. we have a good-looking wednesday. another fun day across the region. it was beautiful yesterday. today a little warmer. mid to upper 80s. there could be a stray storm. rain chances are only about 20% or so. satellite